|What is AVSN? | Veterinary practice surveillance (VPS) | Livestock disease investigation network (LDIN) | Surveillance for Alberta Poultry
What Is the Alberta Veterinary Surveillance Network?
The Alberta Veterinary Surveillance Network (AVSN) is a comprehensive, integrated surveillance program supporting producers, private veterinarians and a team of animal disease experts to address livestock and poultry disease issues that affect industry, food safety and public health. It is part of the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance Network for laboratories, supports national surveillance and provides continuous and timely notification of important diseases as they occur.
AVSN can provide producers and veterinarians with tools to:
AVSN is comprised of:
- Detect - disease
- Respond - with specialized assistance
- Resolve - investigate livestock and poultry problems collaboratively
- Recover - support industry following an important disease event
- Communicate - information to assist with decisions about health issues in Alberta's livestock
Veterinary Practice Surveillance (VPS)
- Veterinary Practice Surveillance (VPS)
- Small Ruminant (In development)
- Poultry (In development)
- Swine (Currently a pilot project)
- Livestock Pathology Consultation Program (LPCP)
- Livestock Disease Investigation Network (LDIN)
Veterinary Practice Surveillance (VPS) is an innovative approach to surveillance that provides a secure web-based framework for veterinarians to report poultry and livestock disease and non-disease data via the Internet. Expansion of the VPS application is currently underway to include components for small ruminants, poultry and swine, along with the existing cattle component.
Livestock Disease Investigation Network (LDIN)
The Livestock Disease Investigation Network (LDIN) provides a team of epidemiologists, surveillance veterinarians,pathologists as well as a dynamic group of laboratory, technical and administrative support staff to investigate complex, unresolved livestock health issues identified primarily by private practitioners, through VPS, LPCP, or the Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian (OCPV).
More Information on AVSN
Veterinary Surveillance in Alberta
Goals of AVSN
AVSN - Questions and Answers
Disease Surveillance for Alberta Poultry
Other Related Links
Food Safety and Animal Health Division
Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian (OCPV)